Sky offers six months' free 'Broadband Unlimited' Uncapped internet 'free' with Sky TV and Talk deal
26 December 2009
TV, phone and broadband provider Sky is offering its fastest broadband package - 'Broadband Unlimited' - free for six months to new and existing Sky TV customers taking out a 12 month contract.
Sky's broadband deals are only available as part of a bundle with Sky's digital TV service, from £18 per month.
Not sure if Sky's for you? Compare Sky TV, phone and broadband deals to those offered by the likes of BT and Virgin Media in the Which? review of phone, internet and TV packages.
Sky's 'free' unlimited broadband offer
Sky's standard 'free' broadband offer includes its 'Base' broadband service. 'Broadband Base' has a fairly low broadband speed and cap of 2Mbps and 2GB respectively, which could be restrictive for anyone other than light broadband users. But until the 5th February, Sky TV customers will be able to get 'Broadband unlimited' - free for a limited time.
Broadband Unlimited – Sky’s fastest broadband product, with up to 20Mbps broadband speeds plus free evening and weekend calls to UK landlines – will be included as part of a customer's Sky TV package for six months. Unlike most broadband services, Sky's 'Broadband Unlimited' offers a genuinely unlimited broadband experience.
Which? broadband usage calculator
As we explain in the Which? broadband review, many broadband providers that claim to offer unlimited broadband actually place so-called 'fair usage' limits on their services to prevent excessive use.
Most broadband customers will never hit these limits. But if you download lots of large files from the internet, such as films, or watch a great deal of online TV you could find yourself hitting fair usage restrictions such as broadband speed limits.
If you're not sure what sort of broadband usage limit you need, the Which? broadband usage calculator can tell you in a few easy steps and recommend Which? Best Buy broadband deals to suit how you use the internet.
Who can get Sky's offer?
New customers joining Sky with any TV package can sign up to this offer when they take Sky Broadband and Sky Talk Freetime, which provides free evening and weekend calls at no extra cost (line rental fees apply).
Existing Sky customers can also benefit if they upgrade to Sky Broadband Unlimited, with Sky Talk Freetime. The offer is not available to existing Sky Broadband Unlimited customers.
After six months, customers will be asked to pay £10 a month for 'Broadband Unlimited' for the remainder of their 12 month contract, compared to the standard price of £15 a month.
Is Sky Broadband Unlimited right for you?
Although only Sky TV subscribers can get Sky phone and broadband, if you already have or want Sky TV its bundles could save you money compared to taking out broadband and phone deals with different providers.
And for heavier broadband users who are in the market for a phone, TV and broadband bundle, Sky's short-term free 'Broadband Unlimited' offer is well worth considering if you want to save money on your annual phone and broadband bill.
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